[Landmark Judgement] Satya Prakash V. State of U.P. (2000)

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Published on: 26 September 2023 at 11:10 IST

Court: Supreme Court of India

Citation: Satya Prakash V. State of U.P. (2000)

Honourable Supreme Court of India has held that it is a settled proposition of law that an order of a Court cannot confer Territorial or legislative jurisdiction in a fora or in a Tribunal which it otherwise does not have.

2. Mr Garg, learned counsel appearing for the appellant contends that the aforesaid two orders must be construed to be a mandamus from this Court to the Delhi High Court to entertain and dispose of the matter on merits, if so advised, and the same having not been done, the High Court has failed to exercise the jurisdiction vested in law.

We are unable to construe the aforesaid two orders passed by this Court conferring jurisdiction on the Delhi High Court to entertain the matter over which it does not possess any territorial jurisdiction inasmuch as the offence was, admittedly, committed within the territorial jurisdiction of the Allahabad High Court. In that view of the matter, we see no infirmity with the impugned order.

Drafted By Abhijit Mishra

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